Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Monday, January 30, 2006


I've grown to love Mondays. They feel like a fresh start to me. We always stay home on Mondays and get the house ready for the week. Laundry, cleaning, organizing. All things I hated at one time. But now there is joy in them. Okay so I still dislike cleaning but I'm working on it and God is giving me grace. I do like getting back into the week though.

And this week Monday is even better cause Livi is finally feeling better....or at least she seems more herself. I think the teeth were the biggest problem last week. She still has a cold but she's her happy self again.

This morning I woke up and realized I hadn't heard her cry and it was 8:30. So I went to sneak a look in her room. There she was smiling at me playing with her pink pig. Such a great way to start a day.

Happy Monday everyone.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Little Mistake

SOOOOO I looked back at what I wrote Thursday and realized...man I must have been tired. I wrote EYE ache...who has ever had an eye ache? I ment to say ear ache. Yea, tired will do that to you.

Things are going much better. She had a good night last night (although she did decided to come watch a movie with us fronm 10:30 till midnight). And she is getting back to her happy self. I'm glad to be starting another week.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Long week

I can't believe its only Thursday! It has been the longest week ever. Its been our roughest week since the first week Liv was home from the hospital. It started out Saturday night with the throwing up. Then Sunday night she was up at least once an hour throughout the night. Monday she developed a cold (runny nose, weepy eyes, all around crabby) and naps have been crazy ever since. On top of it all I pulled a muscle in my shoulder and couldn't do a whole lot. So today I took her to the doctor because I thought maybe she had a eye ache and thats why she was so fussy. I had been checking for a tooth on the bottom all week and nothing was happening. Well I get to the doctor (which she is not a fan of) and he's checking her throat and she's crying and I see a Tooth on the top coming in. So here I am freaking out and its a tooth and I wasn't checking in the right place. I felt pretty silly. But I'm glad I know she isn't really sick. Poor baby.

But in the midst of all of this there have been some really great moments. The one night she fell asleep looking up at me and she looked so peaceful and sweet, last night I was rocking her and she started saying the letter T over and over and it just made me laugh, and she's started this cute squealing. She kind of scream/squeals and looks at you with a smile and waits till you do it back then does it again. She could play that game for hours. It makes it all worth it. I would stay up with her till all hours just for one of those moments.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Just a thought

Just wanted to mention if you are planning on sending a fabric peice for the birthday quilt...make sure its cotton and already washed so it won't shrink. I guess a cotton blend would work too. Thanks. Since this is my first attempt I want to make it as easy as possible.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Here we go...

Steelers, Here we go! Pittsburghs goin' to the Super Bowl!!

Livi's first Super Bowl and look who's playing!! Woo-Hoo.

Last Night

Last night was a bit crazy. Livi went to bed as usual at 9. She fell asleep quickly and James and I started a movie (Cinderella Man...very good by the way). At around 11:15 she started to fuss and then we heard a weird noise and she started to cry. So we ran up and she had thrown up all over the place. It was the saddest thing I ever saw. She was so tired but not feeling good so she didn't know what to do. So we stripped her bed, changed her pj's, called my mom (cause whenever something goes wrong you gotta call in the big guns!) and took her back downstairs with us. She just layed on me and tried to sleep. But she kept gagging and got sick 2 more times. Each time we had to change my clothes and her pj's. I just felt so bad for her. Around 12 James went up to get a bit of sleep. He set the alarm for 3 so he could come relieve me if she was still sick (such a good guy) and he took his cell phone so that if I needed him I could call him (he is a very deep sleeper so that is the only way to make sure he would wake up). Livi and I stayed on the couch downstairs. She drank some water and nursed around 2. Then fell fast asleep and slept till 9. Of course this morning she woke up with a smile on her face. Good thing babies don't remember things. To her its like it never happened. I think I got off pretty easy for her first stomach ache! It only really lasted a few hours and now she's back to her happy, smiley self.

I'm learning so much about being a mom. I would have changed places with her in a second. I can't even imagine if she was really sick how it would feel. Being a mom is amazing. Your heart feels like it's outside your body. Every little thing that hurts her affects me so much.

I want to say thanks to my mom. She is so great at reassuring me when I freak out about things (I know you are all suprised that I ever freak out!). Mom, you have been a great mom to me. I have an amazing example to follow. I'm so glad that Livi gets to have you as her Gigi, too. We are both lucky girls. I love you tons.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Birthday Idea

Alivia's first birthday is fast approaching (today is her 10 month birthday). And I would really like to do something special for her day. So I'm going to try to make a quilt. (quit laughing!) I would like to collect fabric from all the people who love her so if you fall in the group (and how could you not!) the send me a peice of fabric, either square or rectangle that is 12x12 or smaller. If you want to write a little message with fabric pens or even stitch something on it that would be great. Then as she grows she can cuddle up with it. Thanks ahead of time for doing this.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I may have actually figured this out. Don't hold your breath though. Today has been one of those days when naps didn't come easily. Probably because I had things planned for the afternoon. It always seems like days when I have nothing planned she sleeps for hours and days when I have things to do or people to meet she doesn't sleep at all. I guess I'm learning more about dying to myself. Thats something I think I'll be learning all my life.

She makes this face when she's sad and it just rips my heart out. I want to do whatever she wants to make her happy. That could definetly work to her advantage in the future. Guess I'll have to learn to resist the sad eyes....its just so sad. I sure do love her.

Here we go again...

Okay I'm trying this one last time. Hopefully it will work this time and then people can read about our lives. Sadly I'm not the most computer savy person....so hopefully I can figure this all out.